ERIC Number: ED387058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
1994 Initial Employment Follow-Up of 1993 Physics Degree Recipients.
Neuschatz, Michael; Mulvey, Patrick J.
This report presents data from a follow-up survey of new physics graduates who entered the job market in 1993, extending findings first presented in the American Institute of Physics' Bachelors Degree Recipient Report in February 1995. It documents the rising unemployment rate among new physics bachelors and Ph.D. recipients since 1989, as well as the increasing number of undergraduates who have opted for graduate studies and Ph.D.s who have taken postdoctoral appointments. Also documented are the rising incidence of underemployment, temporary, and part-time employment among new physics bachelors and Ph.D. recipients actively seeking employment. Demographic data on new masters and Ph.D. graduates in physics and astronomy are also provided. The proportion of women among Ph.D. recipients has been rising slowly for several years, and that the number of non-U.S. citizens receiving physics Ph.D.s continues to increase significantly. (MDM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Career Planning, Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Physics, Sex Differences, Underemployment, Unemployment
American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Education and Employment Statistics Div.